Cultural Organisation

The Old Courts

Wigan, United Kingdom


  • Crawford St
  • Wigan
  • England
  • WN1 1NA
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Open to the public during events only. Exhibitions are open 11-4pm Friday to Sunday and other times in the week depending on the availability of our volunteers.

Travel Information

Bus: We are based 2 min walk away from Wigan bus station.
Train: We are based 2 min walk away from Wigan train stations, which have excellent links to all major UK cities.


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The Old Courts is a 69,000 square ft. not for profit multi arts venue which aims to bring innovative art, music, comedy, dance and spoken word to Wigan. Our building was built is 1878 and retains much of its original charm, including a Victorian courtroom and adjoining prison cells. It currently houses an art gallery, artist studios, two music venues, bars, band practice rooms and cellar cinema with plans to have an art café and theatre in the near future. The building has excellent links to both Liverpool and Manchester.